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Old Oct 28, 2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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LTZ - very interesting comparison. I always thought Panasonics have a slightly blue tint which I see here. I guess which you prefer is strictly personal taste. The FZ100 seems a little more crisp, or maybe there is just more contrast. Since you were there in person, which seems closer to the actual subjects? Very cool shots, btw.
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Yes Saly I adjusted both to my personal taste...I could not get the Canon anymore sharp/crisp, so that was disappointing...some of what you are seeing is the Panasonic seem to meter the light better any certain photos...
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Welcome home Cole.
I see you are playing with your SX30. I sent my SX30 back.
So now I'm concentrating on the FZ35. I found the SX30 had problems trying to focus in low light where the FZ35 had no problems at all. But the zoom on the SX30 is pretty nice. I also liked the articulated screen.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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Good effort to compare. I feel the SX pics look more realistic and smooth overall; whereas the FZ pics seem to be sort of saturated. At least on my monitor. Can you set the same parameters on both cameras - say, program mode, ISO 100, auto WB, etc. and test?
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Good effort to compare. I feel the SX pics look more realistic and smooth overall; whereas the FZ pics seem to be sort of saturated. At least on my monitor. Can you set the same parameters on both cameras - say, program mode, ISO 100, auto WB, etc. and test?
Raghu thats as probably as good as I will get on the SX30...I attempt to adjust cameras to get the max IQ and if they don't acquire it...I move on...the SX is as sharp as it will get even with sharpness at maximum and contrast bumped up...it is just soft? Some photos it excels at while at others it doesn't fair so well...on the whole the FZ100 out guns it for me even in IQ...the DSLR like photos from the FZ100 makes the deal for me...

It did OK, not bashing it...just heavy and size wise it is much larger than the FZ series...same with the HS10, I didn't keep it long either...and as Clint stated focusing issues in low lit areas can be challenginf for the SX30 and also the HS10...
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Welcome home Cole.
I see you are playing with your SX30. I sent my SX30 back.
So now I'm concentrating on the FZ35. I found the SX30 had problems trying to focus in low light where the FZ35 had no problems at all. But the zoom on the SX30 is pretty nice. I also liked the articulated screen.

I hear you about the articulated screen! I'm getting a bit tired of laying on the ground, contorting myself to see what I'm focused on...
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Some more comparisons you may not have seen;

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...shootout.shtml

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Ca...solution.shtml

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I hear you about the articulated screen! I'm getting a bit tired of laying on the ground, contorting myself to see what I'm focused on...
And to think I used to do that all the time with my old Nikkormat.

At least I have the Flip Bac mirror on my FZ35.

I'm studying up on the G2 and GH1 from Panasonic - the larger sensor sounds promising.
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